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  • Activity could help keep knees lubricated

    Source - Science Daily

    Cartilage is filled with fluid -- about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue -- that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint pain of osteoarthritis. Since cartilage is porous, fluid is readily squeezed out of the holes over time. Yet the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis usually take decades to develop. Researchers have now proposed a mechanism that explains how motion can cause cartilage to reabsorb liquid that leaks out.

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  • The use of bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of atypical hip fractures

    Source - Medical News Today

    The use of bisphosphonates, a group of drugs used to prevent hip breakages in women with osteoporosis, is associated with an increased risk of atypical fractures in this joint, understood as those that occur in less frequent locations. It has been established thus in the PhD thesis by Javier Gorricho-Mendívil, a graduate in pharmacy, and read at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre. The author advocates encouraging other preventive measures such as "strategies to reduce falls and an active lifestyle to improve bone density and health"

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  • Stiff shoulders less likely to re-tear after rotator cuff repair vs non-stiff shoulders

    Source - Healio

    Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after rotator cuff repair were less likely to experience a re-tear compared with patients who had no stiffness, according to results presented here.

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  • What constitutes good treatment of tennis elbow?

    Source - Medical Xpress

    The two most common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections. It is unclear which of these gives the best result, and diagnosis can be problematic for general practitioners. Now researchers at teh University of Oslo have taken a closer look at the treatment methods.

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  • Researchers call for consideration of pre-injury status in ACL reconstruction evaluations

    Source - Healio

    Researchers call for consideration of pre-injury status in ACL reconstruction evaluations

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  • Similar results seen for ACL reconstruction with autograft, hybrid graft

    Source - Healio

    Satisfactory and similar subjective and objective clinical outcomes were reported in a study of patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction with either hybrid graft or autograft.

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  • More Americans getting knees replaced, and at younger ages

    Source - Medical Xpress

    Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms.

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  • Canal-to-Diaphysis Ratio as an Osteoporosis-Related Risk Factor for Hip Fractures

    Source - Healio

    Prevention of osteoporosis is essential to health, quality of life, and independence in the elderly. The accepted diagnostic method for evaluation of fracture risk after osteopenia and osteoporosis is the measurement of bone mineral density with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This method is limited because of its low accessibility, high capital costs, and low sensitivity. This study evaluated whether canal diameter is a reliable indicator as a major risk factor for hip fracture in the elderly.

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  • Routine gait analysis may be a helpful guide for post-TKA rehabilitation

    Source - Healio

    Many patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty did not experience improvement in their gait relative to preoperative patients by 12 months postoperatively; however, use of routine gait analysis was helpful for guiding patients' postoperative rehabilitation and may be useful for developing strategies for mobility improvement, according to researchers' findings.

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  • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

    Source - ICJR

    Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had with the procedure as the rate of complications decreased, thanks to the significant knowledge we have gained over the course of the past 10 years of using the reverse prosthesis.

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